It's a twister - and other amazing photos from Mars

It's a twister - and other amazing photos from Mars

Summary: NASA's HRISE camera catches a half-mile tall dust devil on the Martian surface. Plus, other newer images from the Red Planet.

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  • The rest of this gallery is made up of other recent photos from the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

    This enhanced photo of the floor of an ancient impact crater shows layers of water deposited sediment.

    NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

  • Slope streaks run down a crater wall.

    Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

  • This image shows areas that have long thought to be due to flowing ice, have been confirmed to be icy by the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) experiment on MRO.

    Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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  • Those tracks look like tatoos

    Those tracks look like tatoos :)
    Tomas M.
  • You Are Right

    Tomas; I collect vintage Underground Comix. This landscape zoomed could be done by R. Crumb on meth.
    Otis Driftwood
  • Strange projection effects

    Although the shadow should appear as (essentially) a parallel projection of the smoke pattern, this is very hard to see in the picture displayed.
    mvart1
  • Web Designed

    Thank You

    www.expodizayn.com
    sukruak
  • disparity

    Hey, is this a made up image like the appolo11??
    the curvature of the twister and its shadow does seem to match....little drawn oout.....
    tho
    thomavar@...
  • Full Martian dust devil image available at uahrise.org

    The full uncropped image of this dust devil is available on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE Camera website at http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_026051_2160 -- scroll down to "Image Products" -- I assure you, disparity, that no photos acquired during the Apollo nor Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter missions are faked.
    djxatlanta